Friday, January 19, 2007

Burn him – he’s a witch

The manual that will be used as the frame of reference when David Hicks and other Guantanamo detainees are tried has been released this morning by the US Defence Department. If passed into law these military witch hunts trials will afford detainees few of the rights that ordinary US citizens have, let alone what their own soldiers can expect if court marshalled.

For example, ‘evidence’ obtained under ‘coercion’ is admissible, so is hearsay. The prosecution can use classified information that the accused’s counsel can have no access to and of course, the detainees can only be defended by a lawyer provided by their accuser.

Truth and justice? But certainly the American Way.

And what will our Amnesty International Badge wearing government ministers do about it?

2 Comments:

Blogger Boysenberry said...

I spotted Justice the other day. She was still blindfolded, carrying the scales, but you could see the tears rolling down her cheeks.

8:09 am  
Blogger Another Outspoken Female said...

Boysenberry - that was beautiful :)

9:12 am  

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